Category Archives: relationships

and where the hell am I?

Uncle Roy died last night.  He was a hundred and four. Roy and his wife didn’t have any children of their own, but he loved his nieces and nephews as much as any dad loves his kids.  My father is one … Continue reading

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nana banana

My Nana died 7 years ago yesterday.  At least, I think it was yesterday.  I’m much better at birthdays than I am at deathdays.   I feel as though I should have reached out to my mom, let her know I … Continue reading

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doorbells in the night

One October night in 1985, while I was on the other side of the country dancing or playing basketball or walking around the quad stalking Andrew Whatshisname’s dorm, there was a knock at the door of my husband’s home. He … Continue reading

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dear gee

Dear Gee; I have a blog. Did you know? Suspect?  Sometimes when you’ve been on my computer, I wonder if I’ve been lazy about logging out of WordPress, and if you have found my blog when looking for your (legitimate and … Continue reading

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fifty years

A year ago I wrote a post reflecting on my parents 49th wedding anniversary. This past summer, our entire extended family gathered again at their home to celebrate their 50th with them.  21 people sleeping in and around their “1 bedroom … Continue reading

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to sleep, perchance to dream

I have an aunt and uncle who always slept in separate bedrooms.  Growing up, we thought it was strange, but my parents explained it was because Auntie P liked to read in bed, and Uncle G wanted the lights out … Continue reading

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snow and a memory

I’m at work, and the snow is coming down, fierce and unrelenting, outside. He drifts again into my thoughts, as he does so often at times like this. A flicker of a memory, made romantic over time, of a 17-year-old … Continue reading

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